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July 5, 2019
Retirement is a narrowing path that ends in death, littered with the bones of abilities and options stripped from you, scored deeply with scars of regrets. And yet so many people, people I once thought were interesting and original, are counting down to when the life they really want can start: sixty-three months, my friend Liz told me. When I asked if she will be pleased then, would she have something to show for her time and the effort she has put in now, she said she had already done enough; that all she’s waiting for is her retirement date.